Pepper Custom Baits http://peppercustombaits.com Built for Aquatic Warfare! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:56:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 A Spinnerbait You will Love! http://peppercustombaits.com/a-spinnerbait-you-will-love/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:56:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/a-spinnerbait-you-will-love/

The guys at Molix are always pushing the envelope when it come to lure design, the new LOVER Spinnerbait brings something new to an old stand by. Mike Iaconelli explains a how he fishes this new hybrid and why he loves it.

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Fishing is Hot Up North http://peppercustombaits.com/fishing-is-hot-up-north/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:04:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/fishing-is-hot-up-north/ The Niagara Region of Western New York is still producing some impressive Smallmouth reports Capt. Frank Cambell of Niagara Region Charter Service.

The fish are all over the spawning phase with fish pre,active,and post spawn. That means we are catching fish from 2 to 45 feet of water using a variety of methods. Dropshotting Strike King Half Shells and dragging tubes top the list of presentations with jerkbaits and live shiners also taking fish.

One key to catching Fish has been the use of Seaguar Fluorocarbon which enables you to fish those shallow fish without your line being detected and deep fish with little stretch for hook penetrating sets. The best line  has been 8 lb test Tatsu because we are using spinning gear.

More great action should be coming in the near future as the fish will be entering their Summer patterns which includes my favorite Spinnerbait fishing.

Get all the baits you need for the smallmouth trip of a lifetime here.

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FLW Tour pro Tom Redington Hosting 400 Scouts Fishing in NYC this Week http://peppercustombaits.com/flw-tour-pro-tom-redington-hosting-400-scouts-fishing-in-nyc-this-week/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:34:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/flw-tour-pro-tom-redington-hosting-400-scouts-fishing-in-nyc-this-week/
With fishing poles in hand and fishing superstars at the ready to give pointers, the first experience of reeling in a catch next week for hundreds of young New Yorkers is sure to be a memorable one.
New York City may not be what you imagine when you think of prime fishing holes. But Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is exactly where 400 to 500 kids will be angling alongside Fishing League Worldwide tour pros Tom Redington and Grae Buck Tuesday evening.

What makes Brooklyn Fishing Day even more exciting? Zebco is giving the first 400 boys registered for the event a free rod and reel.

That means some New York City families who may rarely have the chance to fish will be equipped to cast a line in their own urban backyard.

Cub Scouts and Outdoor Adventures

Brooklyn Fishing Day is one way Boy Scouts of America brings outdoor adventure to youth in all parts of the country. The event marks one of Scouting’s many opportunities for children and families to learn about the outdoors from a hands-on, unique perspective.

All interested families are invited to attend this free fishing event and experience the types of activities Scouting offers.

Brooklyn Fishing Day will take place Tuesday, June 20 at Prospect Park Boat House (101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225) from 5 to 9 p.m.

There is still time to sign your kids up. Interested families can register for this free event at bsa-gnyc.org/fishbrooklyn.

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ima Skimmer Grande Top Water Gets Bit http://peppercustombaits.com/ima-skimmer-grande-top-water-gets-bit/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/ima-skimmer-grande-top-water-gets-bit/

There’s nothing like walking your topwater lure and seeing it get crushed. The ima lures Skimmer Grande creates some monster bowling ball blow ups.

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Storage Solutions with Greg Hackney http://peppercustombaits.com/storage-solutions-with-greg-hackney/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:42:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/storage-solutions-with-greg-hackney/

Greg Hackney talks about a couple tackle storage solutions he relies on to stay organized and keep his valuables protected.

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Shallow OFFSHORE with Andy Montgomery http://peppercustombaits.com/shallow-offshore-with-andy-montgomery/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:23:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/shallow-offshore-with-andy-montgomery/

Andy Montgomery talks about the the Strike King 8.0 squarebill and how he uses it for fishing shallow offshore structure in the 8-10 foot range.

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See the full Strike King line up here.

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Cliff Pace Talks Raymarine Sidevision http://peppercustombaits.com/cliff-pace-talks-raymarine-sidevision/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/cliff-pace-talks-raymarine-sidevision/

Cliff Pace explains how he uses his Raymarine units to quickly find and fish offshore structure.

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Monsoor Wins FLW Tour on Potomac River http://peppercustombaits.com/monsoor-wins-flw-tour-on-potomac-river/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:20:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/monsoor-wins-flw-tour-on-potomac-river/ MARBURY, Md. (June 18, 2017) – Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, won the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses Sunday after bringing a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces. Monsoor’s four-day cumulative total of 20 bass weighing 66 pounds, 11 ounces was enough to fend off second-place finisher pro Chad Warren of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, by 5 ounces. Monsoor earned $100,000 and his first career Tour victory.

 

“I’ll tell you what, to finally win my first Tour event is the coolest thing that has ever happened,” said Monsoor, who had eight previous top-10 finishes in Tour competition. “I’ve won a lot of tournaments and awards over the years, but never an FLW Tour event. I could die tomorrow and be a happy man. I don’t want to, obviously, but I’ve had a good life.”

Monsoor said he spent his week picking apart two areas of the Potomac River – a 100- to 200-foot stretch near an area known as Mason’s Neck, and a 100-yard section of water in Quantico Bay. This week, Mason’s Neck gave Monsoor the number of fish he needed to put together limits, while Quantico Bay produced the bigger bites that helped him best the field.

“I started at Mason’s Neck today and like each morning this week, I got a limit by 8:30 (a.m.),” said Monsoor. “I culled one fish and then headed to Quantico. I made the run because I knew it would be out of the wind, and you can’t beat Mother Nature. I figured I’d go to the only place I knew that was protected and that was it.”

Monsoor said he caught two fish from Mason’s Neck that culled before his day concluded.

“The limit-spot in Mason’s Neck was about 2-feet-deep and had black, nasty weeds,” said Monsoor. “The big-fish spot in Quantico Bay was around 4-feet-deep and had clean weeds. I think that’s why the bigger fish were there this week.”

Monsoor said every fish he weighed in during the tournament was caught on a black and blue-colored swimjig with a Yamamoto Baits Flappin’ Hog trailer of the same color.

“It has two tails that flap like an old jig ‘n pig, only this one is cooler,” said Monsoor. “The fish liked the Flappin’ Hog because it wasn’t overwhelming. It was simple – there wasn’t too much going on with it.”

The top 10 pros finished on the Potomac River:

1st:         Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis., 20 bass, 66-11, $100,200

2nd:         Chad Warren, Sand Springs, Okla., 20 bass, 66-6, $30,100

3rd:          Chris Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 20 bass, 65-8, $25,000

4th:          Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 20 bass, 64-11, $20,000

5th:          Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn., 20 bass, 64-3, $19,000

6th:          Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla., 20 bass, 63-2, $18,000

7th:          Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas, 20 bass, 59-8, $17,000

8th:          Mike Surman, Boca Raton, Fla., 20 bass, 59-1, $16,000

9th:          Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., 20 bass, 57-11, $15,000

10th:        Andy Young, Mound, Minn., 17 bass, 52-8, $14,000

For a full list of results visit FLWFishing.com.

Overall there were 47 bass weighing 128 pounds, 13 ounces caught by pros Sunday. Nine pros brought a five-bass limit to the scale.

Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, clinched the 2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year title Friday after accumulating 1,122 points in the annual Angler of the Year race. Thrift’s incredible regular-season was highlighted by four top-10 finishes including two back-to-back second-place efforts. Along with the title, Thrift earned $100,000 and an automatic berth into the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup.

Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, claimed the FLW Tour Rookie of the Year award, which is awarded to the rookie pro angler who finishes the season with the highest point total.

Ryan Cannon of Bullard, Texas, won the Co-angler Division and $20,000 Friday with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 33 pounds, 6 ounces, followed by Richie Eaves of Nauvoo, Illinois, who finished in second place with 10 bass totaling 30 pounds, 3 ounces, worth $7,750.

Gary Haraguchi of Redding, California, won the FLW Tour Co-angler of the Year title and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

In FLW Tour competition, pros and co-anglers are randomly paired each day, with pros supplying the boat, controlling boat movement and competing against other pros. Co-anglers fish from the back deck against other co-anglers. The full field of anglers competed Thursday and Friday. Co-angler competition concluded following Friday’s weigh-in, while the top 20 pros based on their two-day accumulated weight advanced to Saturday. Only the top 10 pros continued competition Sunday, with the winner determined by the heaviest accumulated weight from the four days of competition.

Throughout the season, anglers were also vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The 2017 Forrest Wood Cup will be on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Aug. 11-13.

The FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses was hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners. The next event for FLW Tour anglers is the final event of the 2017 tournament-season – the Forrest Wood Cup championship.

Television coverage of the FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses will premiere in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) Sept. 20 from Noon.-1 p.m. EDT. The Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show airs on NBCSN, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

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Skeet Reese Speaks from Dardanelle http://peppercustombaits.com/skeet-reese-speaks-from-dardanelle/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 03:12:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/skeet-reese-speaks-from-dardanelle/

Tournament fishing is all about making the right decisions and adjusting on the water, Check out Skeet Reese’s Mercury Moment and General Tire Tip from Lake Dardanelle.

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Kelly Jordan’s Dardanelle Re-Cap http://peppercustombaits.com/kelly-jordans-dardanelle-re-cap/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:46:00 +0000 http://peppercustombaits.com/kelly-jordans-dardanelle-re-cap/

 Elite Series pro Kelly Jordan re-caps his finish at Lake Dardanelle. Its that time of year to put your Lucky Craft Squarebills to work.

See the full Lucky Craft line up here.

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